Dance Instructors at Northern Lights Celtic Dancers


Certified Irish Dance commission instructorsPat Hall ADCRG/TCRG – certified adjudicator with An Coimisium le Rinci Gaelacha
(Irish Dance Commission)

Pat was born in Cork, Ireland and became a champion dancer under the tutelage of her mother, Maureen Hall, ADCRG. Pat’s mother, also a Vice President of the Irish Dance Commission, is the head of the McTeggart School in North America.

Pat began teaching in Arizona in 1984. She established a school that continues to this day in Phoenix. She was the first fully certified teacher to work in Arizona and the first teacher in Arizona to place an emphasis on competition.

Pat partnered with Miriam and their dancers started competing under the umbrella of the McTeggart School of Irish Dancing. The McTeggart School originated in 1939 in Cork, Ireland and now operates classes in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas; utilizing more than ten teachers and adjudicators.

Miriam Keegan Dean TMRF – certification with An Coimisium le Rinci Gaelacha
(Irish Dance Commission)

Miriam was born in Dublin, Ireland. She was a dancer with the Farrell Sisters School of Irish Dancing in Rochester, N.Y. The Farrell Sisters were Sarah Keegan and Bridget Maloney; Miriam’s mother and aunt.

Miriam founded the Keegan Academy of Irish Dancing and started teaching Irish Dancing in 1992.

The Northern Lights Celtic Dancers troupe was formed in 1999, the same year that Miriam received her TMRF certification from the Irish Dancing Commission, Dublin, Ireland.

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